It’s bad enough that I can’t refer to manga as “comics from Japan” without risking a verbal assault, now the European comics have to have a snobby name to them: bandes dessinees, which roughly translates to…COMICS! Just as “manga” is “motionless pictures” or….COMICS! Stop being afraid of the word “comics” and maybe some people will give them more of a chance, In this case ICv2 contributor Steve Bennett talks about getting people to try comics from the European continent. Maybe if you just said “comics from France” or “comics from Belgium” people might be more curious. People do like comics, you know!
Although I did learn why the 90s cartoon Heroes On Hot Wheels made a big deal about Michael Valiant, their lead character. So that was interesting. And now I’d like to read this French comic.